KUKA Robotics Corporation Debuts New Technologies at FABTECH 2012

  KUKA Robotics Corporation Debuts New Technologies at FABTECH 2012

Discover the latest in welding technology from KUKA Robotics in booth #N-5702
                             at FABTECH Las Vegas
                           November 12-14^th , 2012


Business Wire

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. & LAS VEGAS -- November 09, 2012

KUKA Robotics to display the latest in robotic welding innovation for the
welding and fabricating industry at FABTECH 2012.

KUKA Robotics will feature the full line of hollow wrist arc welding robots
working together in an innovative fabricating robotic solution. Robots shown
in this demo will be the KR-5HW rated at 5 Kg with 1423 mm (56 inches) of
reach, the KR-16HW rated at 16 Kg with 1623 mm (63.9 inches) of reach, the
KR-16L8HW rated at 8 KG with 2011 mm (79.2 inches) of reach . These robots are
part of the overall arc welding line of 9 arc welding arms with conventional
and hollow wrist designs. These powerful performers will be coupled with a
KR-150-2 KUKA material handling robot rated at 150Kg in a simulated welding
application where the material handling robot will position and rotate the
part while the welding robots weld simultaneously. All four of these robots
will be coordinated with KUKA RoboTeam for arc welding applications. Robot
Team supports up to 4 robots and a material handling robot at one time with
auxiliary axes and positioners. The optional KUKA RoboTeam package allows a
high path accuracy better than .3 mm and allows individual robots to be
programed with one teach pendant or with multiple teach pendants for faster
programing. Advanced error handling is also standard.

KUKA Robotics is pleased to announce collaborative efforts with ESAB Welding
and Cutting in Florence, South Carolina. ESAB is one of the world’s largest
and most skilled manufacturers of welding and cutting equipment and welding
filler metals. "The establishment of our relationship with ESAB is important
for KUKA Robotics to support the growth of the robotic welding business in the
United States, and an exciting collaboration to bring world-class robotic
welding technologies to the market," said James Cooper, Vice President Sales &
Marketing KUKA Robotics US. ESAB will showcase the new Swift Arc AL Series
pre-engineered welding solution featuring a KR16 L8 HW and KR5 Arc in booth#
N-3922 / N-4122.

Other demonstrations on the show floor designed and supplied by Official KUKA
Robotics System Partners will include: IPG Photonics featuring a New KR AGILUS
laser cutting cell and a KR 60 remote laser welding cell (booth# N-3931) and
Arc Specialties featuring a KR16 (booth# N1610) showcasing a total of 5
additional robotic technology demonstrations on the show floor.

The KUKA Robotics System Partner network is designed to mutually benefit each
organization’s users by extending the way customers can acquire tailored
solutions with the major competitive and technological advantage of high
precision KUKA robots. The KUKA Robotics System Partner Network includes
experienced OEM machine builders, system providers, application specialists
and expert robot integrators.

About the KUKA Robot Group

KUKA Robotics Corporation along with KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsburg Germany (part
of the KUKA Aktiengesellschaft group of worldwide companies), ranks among the
world's leading suppliers of industrial robots and material handling vehicles.
Core competencies include the development, production, and sale of industrial
robots, controllers, software, linear units, and omniMove™ omni-directional
motion platforms. KUKA robots are utilized in a diverse range of industries
including the appliance, automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, logistics,
food, pharmaceutical, medical, foundry and plastics industries as well as
multiple applications including material handling, machine loading, assembly,
packaging, palletizing, welding, bending, joining, and surface finishing. KUKA
robots range from 5kg to 1300kg payloads, and 635mm to 3900mm reach, all
controlled from a common PC based controller platform. The company is the
market leader in Germany and Europe and the number three in the world. KUKA
Robot Group employs about 2750 people worldwide. In 2011, sales totaled 616,3
million Euro. 25 subsidiaries provide a presence in the major markets of
Europe, America and Asia.


Media Contact
KUKA Robotics Corporation
Rebecca Markel, 586-465-8855
Marketing Manager
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